Thursday, September 23, 2010

I'll sleep when I'm dead

Or so it seems for now.

The whole 6 weeks I was off I never really felt sleep deprived.
I mean I had a few moments where I passed out at 8, leaving the hubs to take over for awhile, but for the most part I survived on limited amounts of sleep.
During the day I wasn't much of a napper...but I didn't do a whole lot.
And now that I look back on it, I probably rested during the day way more than I thought.

Well 4 days into my first week back to work and I feel like a zombie.

Jamie's current night time schedule goes something like this.
Last bottle around 10, asleep by 11.
Up at 12 just for shits and grins.
We don't get changed. We don't get fed. We simply get rocked back to sleep.
Up around 3 for a bottle and a fresh set of pants.
Up again at 5.

By this point I'm pretty wore out so I cave and bring him into bed with us where I get 2 more glorious hours of some snuggle time. Probably not the best of habits, but he sleeps in his crib at all other times so I don't think it's a huge deal.

When you add up all my "naps," I am getting about 7 hours. In reality it feels like 3.

Whoever came up with that phrase "slept like a baby" obviously never had children.


KLaw said...

I feel your pain. Soon mama. Soon. We will be basking in our sleep glory in just a matter of weeks. I know it!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Oh hun! I totally understand!! Especially the part about being up just for shits and giggles. I swear some nights - or even afternoons Trey just wakes up to have a dance party. Um no, last time I checked we didn't have a club in my house!!

I hope you are able to catch up soon. (But really, who am I kidding? Do we ever actually "catch up" as moms?)

SG to SP said...

I can't even imagine, I'm a zombie if I get less than 7 hours. That's the one thing I'm not looking forward to about having kids, lack of sleep.

Oh and to answer your question, I added those pops of colors to the pictures, one of the cool effects you can do.

bananas. said...

oh god don't say that? sleep when i'm dead is something dave's sister always says and her kids are wayyy older than infants.

sorry about the lack of sleep. sending you lots of virtual energy.

Domestic Goddess said...

i wish i had some kind of good advice but nada...:) hang in there...make the hubs get up....thats what wine nights are for??


Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

Hope it gets easier!!!

Jordan said...

That's tough! Hang in there! We'll hope and pray Jamie will sleep extra long tonight!